April 15, 2020


For those of you who – quite rightly – continue to ask how we navigate out of hunker down, here are the six conditions of responsible restarts:

  1. Disease transmission is under control
  2. Health systems are able to “detect, test, isolate and treat every case and trace every contact”
  3. Hot spot risks are minimized in vulnerable places, such as nursing homes
  4. Schools, workplaces and other essential places have established preventive measures
  5. The risk of importing new cases “can be managed”
  6. Communities are fully educated, engaged and empowered to live under a new normalAs to who leads and sets these conditions and maintains related ongoing efforts —- good question. Who indeed. Where’s that leadership going to come from?

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